The Executive

Jamar Arthur-Selman

Jamar Arthur-Selman is an Attorney-at-Law, business executive and accredited director with more than fourteen (14) years of experience in the practice of corporate law, international tax, company management and corporate governance, including seven (7) years of experience as Chief Executive Officer of a large Corporate and Trust Service Provider in Barbados. He also has five […]

Marlon Yarde

Marlon E. Yarde has been with the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc (BSE) and its subsidiary, the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) since November 1, 2003. He currently holds the position of Managing Director of the BSE and the BCSDI. Mr. Yarde, an accountant by profession, became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants […]

Joanna Austin

Joanna M. Austin is a Senior Associate at Fraser Law, Attorneys-at-Law. Joanna advises local and international clients on corporate and commercial advisory matters including corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, regulation and compliance, banking and finance, capital markets, securities and environmental social governance matters. Joanna served as secretary of BIBA for the period 2022-2023 and […]

Sabrina Maynard

Sabrina Maynard is partner of the law firm of Clarke Gittens Farmer with over 12 years’ experience and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. Her professional experience involves advising local and international clients on a diverse range of matters including taxation, reorganisations, capital markets, securitisation, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy, and insolvency and pensions. She […]

Sharalee Gittens

Sharalee Gittens is a Barbados Attorney-at-Law with 10+ years of professional experience in corporate and commercial law. Having spent the majority of her legal career in private practise, she has for the last 2 years acted as in-house counsel for the Scotiabank Barbados group which spans banking, insurance and securities.  Sharalee is currently the Secretary […]

WHO WE ARE

In 2020, we rebranded as “BIBA, the Association for Global Business” to signal that we embrace all companies in Barbados who service global markets, both domestic and international, and to align with Prime Minister Mottley's expressed goal to cement Barbados as a global business hub.BIBA has a current membership of over 140 companies drawn from Canada, the US, the UK, Latin America, and Europe, primarily in banking and wealth management, insurance, fintech, manufacturing, logistics, legal, accounting, tax, and corporate service providers, and many more.

Directors

Glenna Smith

Glenna Smith is Managing Director of Smith Compliance Consulting (SCC) Inc. in Barbados, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) a director of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association, and former President of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals. Glenna has gained wide and in-depth knowledge in financial crime, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance during 30 years […]

Connie Smith

Connie Smith is Managing Director of Tricor Group’s operations in Barbados, Tricor Caribbean. Prior to this, Connie was a Partner of Ernst & Young Caribbean. She is a governance, risk, and compliance professional with broad experience in the establishment and maintenance of corporate vehicles, particularly in Barbados and the British Virgin Islands. Connie is a […]

Lana Fingall

Lana Fingall is the Senior Manager and Team Lead for the Scotiabank Offshore Banking Unit in Barbados. In this role, Lana and her team manage the International Business portfolio for Scotiabank Barbados.  A career Banker with over 30 years of Banking experience she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise in areas such as […]

Dionne Knight

Dionne Knight is currently the Director, Actuarial Analysis and Reporting Controls at Manulife Re Barbados. She holds a BSc (Hons.) in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Western Ontario. Dionne worked originally for Manulife from 2003-2008 in the P&C division before moving to Sagicor Life Inc. where she worked in various areas including […]

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson is the Vice President of Pensions at Sagicor Life Inc and has worked with clients in Barbados, Belize, the Dutch Caribbean, and the Eastern Caribbean. Stephen has presented on a wide range of Pensions topics to industry groups, clients, and the general public and he is passionate about empowering people to make sound […]

Christopher Gregory,

Christopher Gregory is a Co-Founder & Partner with FigTree Financial Group. Chris joined FigTree Financial in 2018 after spending eight years working in senior management roles in the Cayman Islands offshore banking industry, first with Republic Financial Holdings and then with NCB Financial Group. Chris has more than 15 years’ experience managing client investment portfolios. […]

Nikita Gibson

Nikita Gibson is the Vice President of Clarity Life Insurance Ltd.  and a Partner at Castalia Consulting Inc, companies registered in Barbados. Her experience ranges in the financial and insurance industries where she manages the expectations of shareholders, directors, and clients. Nikita is currently on the Board of Directors with BIBA and is the Chair […]

OUR GOALS

  • To be the industry voice to the Barbados government and community.
  • To provide a forum for exchanges of information and ideas among members.
  • To ensure our members’ professional and personal interests are adequately served.
  • To be the catalyst for creating and maintaining private and public sector unity in the effort to develop Barbados.
  • To be an invaluable partner to the government and the people of Barbados in the development efforts of the country.
  • To liaise with and facilitate the work of the relevant government ministries, statutory bodies, and other organizations involved in the development and regulation of international business in Barbados.
  • To be an authority and major source of information on matters related to global business.
  • To be a major point of contact for helpful advice and orientation of new investors to the island.